Just wanted to let the community of Graton know that if you have been seeing Monarch butterfly's in the area it is due in part to the efforts of my partner, Darlene . This is the second year of her meticulously collecting monarchs eggs off the milk weed plants in our yard, isolating them from predators, which are many, and providing the caterpillars with enough milk weed plants to reach the chrysalis phase of the metamorphosis process. This year she has raised over 100 Monarchs and released them over the last two months, currently we have ten more and probably this will be the last batch unless the ones we have released start laying eggs. I would encourage any one with a yard to purchase milk weed plants to help encourage there presence in our area, most of all the monarchs on the pacific side of the rocky mountains stay in the state and congregate during the winter months as close as Bolinas also in Pacific Grove and even some clusters have been seen in Oakland. I am so proud of Darlene she works hard to ensure that all she takes charge of reach there goal of becoming a viable Monarch Butterfly, Hopefully, we can make a surge in the populations of Monarchs in California, they need all the help we can give them.